Arman Fayaznia (Iran) & Céline Van Hoorebeeck @ Université de Namur

Arman Fayaznia

Born on September 12, 1980 in Iran, Arman studied the Arts at the University of Art and Architecture of Sistan and Baluchistan. During and after his studies, he participated in numerous group exhibitions. He is influenced by the expressionist movement of the beginning of the 20th century. He continued his artistic training in sculpture with Mr. Hamidreza Avishi after the end of his studies.

Upon arrival in Belgium in September 2018, he registered as a free student at the Academy of Fine Arts of Namur in the sculpture course of Anneke Lauwaert. He is interested in ancient pre-monotheistic philosophies (sophism, Buddhism, Kabbalah) and meditation, which he practices regularly. Every living being is a universe connected to other living beings. He sees in everything the reflection of the whole.

He seeks, through his figurative and/or abstract works, to express the feelings and paradoxes inherent to mankind, society and the mysteries of the universe. He achieves this through sculptures, installations or paintings.

After his arrival in Belgium, he wondered about the conditions necessary for collective and peaceful life on earth with limited resources, multiple cultures and major ecological issues. How to materialize the message “love your neighbour as yourself?”.

Céline Van Hoorebeeck

“Nothing human is strange to me” (Publius Terentius Afer, 190-159 can)

After about 10 years as researcher at the Manuscript Section of the National Library of Belgium, Céline Van Hoorebeeck joined the Moretus Plantin University Library of the University of Namur in 2010. 

Since 2017, she has been in charge of transversal missions within the same University.

Passionate about history(ies), questions about origins and “roots” and the creation of interpersonal links, the project “Homelands, places of belonging” naturally resonates with her professional and personal career.

Céline Van Hoorebeeck holds a PhD in Medieval History obtained in 2007.

UNamur

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